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Challenge: Grunge II (Expert Editing)
Collection: 2012
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Apr 7, 2012
Date Uploaded: Apr 9, 2012

The idea came to me right away, and I shot it, thinking I had all this time to edit. I processed the basics and then got distracted, then went to Easter dinner, then remembered I was going to the desert and wouldn't be back before rollover. So I had just a couple of hours to edit this.

Fortunately it went quite smoothly. The hardest part was getting it to look "grungy" enough without losing light and detail. I have no idea if I succeeded, but I like the result. And it turns out, I WILL be back before rollover...

Shot a ton of images of myself, ended up just using one, plus a bit of cloning from the hair of another image, and the right hand from another. Shot about 20 different bags and pieces of paper. Took about 3 shots of the room.

About the title: I wanted to make the image about a mental imbalance, rather than someone blowing out the window. I started with Psychic Turbulence (or Mental, or Psychological), but that felt too obvious. I thought how the common vernacular sometimes uses "certifiable" when implying someone is not "right", and that worked for my title too.

converted all from raw
skewed and cropped the room
cloned out window on back wall
flipped and rotated the person
scattered debris all over the room
duplicated all layers and merged
HDR Efex Pro
CEP Glamor Glow
created a drop shadow
added 4 textures (one of them created by me, the others from a texture library) at different opacities, set to luminosity
photo filter
save for web.


[Apr. 13th, 2012 01:00:27 AM]

So pretty:
Votes: 8
Views: 30
Avg Vote: 8.1250

*sigh*

[Apr. 14th, 2012 07:36:46 PM]

This just might be my new PB:

Avg Vote: 7.5968!!!!!
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OMG! What a score! Faves! A new PB. All these comments!!!! Thank you SO much for your incredible generosity. I thought there were some amazing entries in this challenge, so this is such a treat.

I'd better start uploading my TWENTY THREE originals right away. It's going to take a while...

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Forgot to mention, this also made 1x yesterday. So overall, this image is what I looked like :-)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 120
Avg (all users): 7.5379
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 7.3939
Avg (non-participants): 7.6818
Views since voting: 4775
Views during voting: 319
Votes: 132
Comments: 84
Favorites: 12 (view)


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02/21/2016 03:38:14 PM
This is very creative and extremely well done.
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07/03/2014 06:34:42 PM
Brilliant! Great concept and so well executed.
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04/28/2012 12:45:22 PM
Wonderful! you and this group of artists are inspiring!
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04/25/2012 02:19:32 AM
Awesome ! Congrats!
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04/23/2012 03:17:42 PM
Wow! Stunning! I sit here looking at it, and still find it hard to comprehend all that was done to achieve this. Congratulations on a very, very well deserved blue!
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04/22/2012 02:41:05 PM
Congrats Johanna! Wonderful creativity in shooting and processing to give this a whirlwind feel.
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04/22/2012 01:25:47 PM
Congratulations Johanna! Amazing shot! Well-deserved Blue!
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04/21/2012 10:10:41 PM
Hehe I was right, you did ribbon...congrats mightily.

Now you'll have to give me more tips on how I can.
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04/21/2012 09:27:43 PM
Oh MAN, Johanna!!!! YOU are such an amazing artist!! This is beyond the superlatives I have in my vocabulary!!! Mega Congratulations!!!
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04/21/2012 02:30:36 PM
Go, Johanna! Excellence all 'round!

Congrats on your blue, friend!
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04/21/2012 10:58:17 AM
Gratz on the finish - another ribbon to add to your already healthy collection :-)
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04/21/2012 10:52:36 AM
Congrats! This was a big fat 10 from me! You just keep getting awesomer! ;D
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04/21/2012 10:45:28 AM
Interesting shot
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04/21/2012 10:19:04 AM
Incredible image! Congratulations on a blue and 1X!
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04/20/2012 06:45:30 PM
Yeehaa another blue! Well done and a classic shot.
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04/20/2012 06:44:58 PM
I wish I could have witnessed the shooting. Would have been great for Emergency also!
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04/20/2012 06:11:07 PM
Certifiable chaos! Congratulations!
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04/20/2012 05:56:26 PM
congratulations! very deserved first place!
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04/20/2012 05:24:12 PM
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Is Johanna the new Christophe? Film at 11...


I can't stay up till 11, can you make it 9?

Way to Johanna! New PB and a Blue is always a good day! And to get published elsewhere is also a very good thing!
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04/20/2012 05:21:14 PM
Congratulations Johanna, on a new PB, and the Blue, for this inspired image!
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04/20/2012 04:55:34 PM
Is Johanna the new Christophe? Film at 11...
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04/20/2012 02:09:28 PM
Awwww... You must be sad that the shot displaced your art roflmao shot... :P

Congrats on the PB!!
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04/20/2012 02:02:27 PM
Gorgeous work Johanna!! Well deserved blue!!
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04/20/2012 01:58:42 PM
Congrats! Well deserved.
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04/20/2012 12:23:37 PM
WoW! Big congrats on the blue!
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04/20/2012 12:10:56 PM
Certified Blue and masterful. I never would have guessed. Contrats Johanna
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04/20/2012 12:01:06 PM
Wow. Just wow..
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04/20/2012 11:17:13 AM
Blue is your BEST color! Congrats, Johanna!
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04/20/2012 11:03:43 AM
way to go Johanna, for beating all the heavyweights in an Expert challenge. Wait, you are now one of the heavyweights yourself (not literally, I mean :)). Congratulations!
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04/20/2012 10:34:22 AM
Super, Smashin' Marvellous glad this made it here,Congratulations.
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04/20/2012 10:27:16 AM
Ah, I am so glad this got the top spot. It was my clear choice. I absolutely love the concept and the execution is, IMO spot on. Congrats on the blue!
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04/20/2012 08:59:54 AM
Look at you!!!! Way to go.
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04/20/2012 08:54:37 AM
Congrats Johanna! Your hard work pays off!
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04/20/2012 08:27:41 AM
Congratulations, Johanna. Great work.
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04/20/2012 07:47:33 AM
congrats...
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04/20/2012 07:46:41 AM
Congrats on the blue Excellent image
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04/20/2012 07:43:13 AM
The colors really push this into a really unique realm of grunginess.
I also like the metaphor or story we can imagine - not just a dark or morbid scene but a representation of daily life.
Very well done and most definitely my favorite in the challenge.
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04/20/2012 07:25:19 AM
Congrats on the well deserved blue Johanna!!!
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04/20/2012 06:57:58 AM
Not surprised this got the blue. Great job! And great idea. Well deserved!
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04/20/2012 06:25:43 AM
From conception to final project: beautiful shot. Congrats on an incredible image.
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04/20/2012 05:58:51 AM
Congratulations! Sweet shot.
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04/20/2012 05:09:31 AM
Congratulations Johanna on both your win an PB! You're really the best at throwing yourself in the air :-) Great job with the editing, I can't believe you did it in a couple of hours, very impressive!
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04/20/2012 04:39:39 AM
Congrats on the blue.
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04/20/2012 03:54:19 AM
well done and congrats on new pb.
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04/20/2012 03:40:14 AM
Excellent image johanna! congrats!
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04/20/2012 03:31:32 AM
you're flying now!
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04/20/2012 03:29:18 AM
Bravo and congrats on a new PB, Johanna!
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04/20/2012 02:24:57 AM
wow,,,,Congratulations,,,super grunge picture here,,,,
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04/20/2012 02:09:30 AM
Super. Well deserved First Place.
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04/20/2012 02:01:34 AM
Hooray! Ya bumped Godzilla down one! Now just keep it up! :) Congrats! It's awesome and my only 10 in the challenge.
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04/20/2012 01:31:08 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon J.
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04/20/2012 01:29:47 AM
Wow Johanna, this is amazing... huge congrats!
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04/20/2012 01:15:28 AM
Congratulations, Johanna! Excellent work.
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04/20/2012 01:13:19 AM
Wow Johanna - love the art and energy here. Congrats on the blue!
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04/20/2012 12:44:08 AM
Great job Johanna! Very creative. Congrats on the blue!
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04/20/2012 12:37:58 AM
super! glad to see you here. nice work and amazing creativity. congratulations.
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04/20/2012 12:23:06 AM
Congrats on the Blue and new PB Johanna! Amazing image!
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04/20/2012 12:22:11 AM
WTG Johanna, awesome score and finish.
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04/20/2012 12:15:23 AM
Congrats on the new PB, well done.
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04/20/2012 12:15:21 AM
Awesome shot. Congrats on the blue
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04/20/2012 12:15:06 AM
Remarkably grungy! Congrats. I'm impressed with this one.
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04/20/2012 12:09:47 AM
A big congrats! Well done.
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04/20/2012 12:07:32 AM
Way to go, Johanna! Proud to say I knew you when... :-)
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04/20/2012 12:03:51 AM
Congrats, Johanna!! Great image
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/19/2012 08:25:47 PM
Great pop of colour, love the sense of motion!
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04/19/2012 07:36:33 PM
Fantastic image, well done.
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04/19/2012 09:46:53 AM
Just love looking at this,hope it blasts to the top ten.
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04/18/2012 10:06:19 PM
Impressive processing.
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04/18/2012 03:05:35 PM
i like it very nice job
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04/17/2012 03:16:24 PM
Well done!!
I wonder what picture is out side the window.. :)

Everything is placed perfectly. It'll be great if you'll share how you created it.
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04/17/2012 11:21:21 AM
Great shot
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04/16/2012 02:14:14 PM
This is awesome - love it - 10!
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04/15/2012 10:54:35 PM
Excellent control of all the elements, and I LOVE that floor.
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04/15/2012 09:45:14 PM
FANTASTIC!
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04/15/2012 08:03:24 AM
the one!
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04/15/2012 12:19:46 AM
Really cool, well played
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04/14/2012 09:55:50 PM
Probably ribbon for you.
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04/14/2012 11:51:00 AM
Superb - I think I recognise the room too!

Last time I saw it someone in a blue dress had their head chopped off!
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04/13/2012 02:55:01 PM
Awesome!!! one of my top 3!
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04/13/2012 12:39:51 PM
This has to be Christoph. Excellent job.
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04/13/2012 09:44:08 AM
COOL!
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04/13/2012 09:31:32 AM
Oh wow. Alice being sucked through a vortex by a window. This is wild.
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04/13/2012 01:02:07 AM
Visually stunning!
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04/13/2012 12:11:50 AM
Gyabanesce... :D

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